company collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkʌmp(ə)ni/

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1

an organization providing services or making goods


Adjectives frequently used with company
large/small: large, major, medium-sized, smallLarge companies and government departments are considering decentralization.successful: profitable, successfulThe successful retail company has been trading for over 20 years.owned by whom: family-owned, independent, private, publicly owned, state-ownedHe highlighted the failed privatization of the state-owned electricity company.with a good reputation: established, reputableThis makes it more difficult for new entrants to undercut established companies.where a company operates: foreign, global, international, internet, local, multinational, transnationalThe machine is being bought by a multinational company.related to another company: affiliated, holding, parent, sister, subsidiaryThe law does not prevent affiliated companies from sharing customer data with one another.for profit: commercialThe exhibitions present sponsorship opportunities for commercial companies.not for profit: not-for-profitIt is now run as a not-for-profit company.doing new things: innovativeWe represent many innovative companies.
Verbs frequently used with company
start a company: establish, form, found, incorporate, launch, register, set up, start, start upThe company was founded in 1972.close a company: dissolve, liquidate, wind upWhen all the assets have been sold, the company is dissolved.buy a company: acquire, buy, take overIt plans to use the money to acquire other companies.manage a company: head, manage, runHe runs his own company, organising events for the IT industry.make a company larger: build, expandThey have plans to expand the company next year.work for a company: join, work forFinding like-minded designers to join the company was difficult.stop working for a company: leave, resign fromMany of the senior managers were forced to leave the company.
Verbs that frequently follow company
make or provide: make, manufacture, produce, provide, sell, specialize in, supplyThe company manufactured motorcycles.work: operateToday there are still seven companies operating in the zone.grow: expand, growThe company has expanded both nationally and internationally.stop doing business: fail, go bankrupt, go bust informal, go into liquidation, go out of business, go underDid the company fail because of the mismanagement by the Directors?
2

the fact of being with another person or with other people


Adjectives frequently used with company
enjoyable: congenial, convivial, goodThis event should appeal to lovers of convivial company and good conversation.
Verbs frequently used with company
enjoy company: enjoyShe enjoys the company of the other children at playtime.look for or need company: need, seek, wantWhen you’re depressed you need company.He seeks the company of the older and more sophisticated boys.be company for someone: be, keep someoneGet her a dog. It’ll be company for her.I’ll come along to the meeting with you to keep you company.
3

a group of actors, singers, dancers or soldiers


Adjectives frequently used with company
travelling: touringThe players were drawn from professional touring companies.small/large: large, smallThey run one of the most exciting small opera companies in the country.
Nouns frequently used before company
types of company: ballet, dance, repertory, theatreThe festival will feature 600 theatre companies from all over the world.
Nouns frequently used after company of
entertainers: actors, dancers, performers, singersA superbly versatile company of eleven actors brought both plays to life.soldiers: infantry, soldiersA company of infantry was stationed there.
 
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